Man who masqueraded as Safaricom engineer arrested in Muranga with telecommunication equipment worth Ksh2M

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 17 Oct, 2021 13:54 | < 1 min read

Police have arrested a man who vandalized Safaricom telecommunication equipment worth over Ksh2M.

Detectives confiscated the telecommunication equipment that he had stolen from the transmitter station.

According to a statement posted on DCI’s social media accounts, Leny Ng’ang’a, masquerading as a Safaricom engineer on a maintenance mission, gained access to a transmitter station in Murang’a, after convincing the guard to let him in.

“The guard became suspicious of the man’s activities and alerted police officers who immediately rushed to the scene,” the statement read in part.

Upon noticing that his cover had been blown, the suspect escaped by jumping into his vehicle and speeding off, prompting a chase.

The suspect’s getaway means a new Suzuki alto KDB 522P, sped towards Saba Saba, as the police land cruiser followed closely behind.

“After a few kilometers past Saba Saba, the resilient all terrain police machine caught up with the suspect, forcing him to pull over in surrender,” the statement added.

Police report that further search in the suspect’s car led to the discovery of the telecommunication equipment, suspected to have been vandalized elsewhere.

The suspect’s motor vehicle has since been impounded and he will be arraigned in court on Monday October 18 to answer to his crimes.

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